I just recently got out of a long term relationship where I was being physically and emotionally abused. I quickly realized that It wasn’t meant to be and that I was better off. After a couple weeks I was over it. I was worried about build my social circle so I got on an app to try to meet new people. I ended up meeting someone. I talked to him a few times and then we met in a public place. I really was not expecting anything out of meeting him. He was in the Army that is stationed in Washington across the country but he was on leave for a couple weeks and was staying in the area. I thought he would be a good person to use to start dating. As soon as we met though I immediately liked him. I have never felt such a connection with anyone in my entire life. We hung out several times and each time got better and better. He looked at me like I was the most beautiful woman in the world. He said he wanted to try a long distance relationship.At first I was hesitant because I knew it would be hard but the more I thought about it the more I was ok with it. I have never had this kind of chemistry with anyone in my entire life.We have been both honest with each other about our past. We did not have a single awkward moment. I had a really hard time watching him leave. He has been gone a little over a week and he has barely contacted me, He texts me about 1 time a day but that is it. I thought we would be able to talk more. I asked him if he still wanted to try the long distance thing and he said yes but he does not want me to continue question it. He said that we will talk more but right now he is trying to get used to his surroundings because he is at a new base, I really hope he starts talking to me more soon. I don’t want to overwhelm him. A lot of people are judging me saying that he is probably just a “typical army guy” but I don’t believe that he is. He has been sincere but there is a part of me that thinks I am being naive and that I may get hurt. I know this is going to be hard but I truly think that our connection we felt will be worth the wait. He comes home in December for a few weeks so hopefully we continue to talk so I could see him then. I really feel that him and I can have something special but Im terrified of being hurt.